Some Weird Buildings
Hi, I’m Sofia. I’d like to share my project with you. There are many unique buildings around the world. There are some absolutely weird buildings. Here are some of the unusual houses.
Krzywy Domek (crooked house) is situated in the town of Sopot, Poland, and is a part of the shopping centre Rezydent. We can find here offices of various companies, beautician’s, medical surgeries, shops, restaurants, clubs and pubs. Still, the biggest magnet of crooked house is its strange dreamlike architecture. Tourists also usually visit a wall of fame with autographs of famous people who has been in the building. The idea of the crooked house appeared in 2001 to architect couple Szotyńscy’s. The house in the very heart of Monte Cassino promenade was ready in 2004. Since than it has been one of the most surprising attractions of Sopot.
Kansas City Library is an awesome building made of giant books. It is in the city of Kansas, the USA. The building is part of a public library and the outside it was made to look like an enormous bookshelf with the book spines of several classics forming the building wall. The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of Kansas City’s downtown. It runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests.
Hằng Nga Guesthouse
Hằng Nga guesthouse is in Vietnam. This house is described as a “fairy tale house” (Hằng Nga is the Chinese goddess of the Moon). The building’s design resembles a giant tree, incorporating sculptured design elements representing natural forms such as animals, mushrooms, spider webs and caves. Its architecture has been described as expressionist. Since its opening in 1990, the building has gained recognition for its unique architecture, being highlighted in numerous guidebooks and listed as one of the world’s ten most “bizarre” buildings. The building’s exterior resembles a five-story-high banyan tree. The guesthouse has ten themed guest rooms, each one having an animal as its theme; examples include the tiger room, the eagle room, the ant room and the kangaroo room, each with decorations matching the theme.
Mr. Toilet House
“Mr. Toilet House” is the popular name for the Toilet Culture Museum in Suwon, just south of Seoul. The house itself is the largest toilet sculpture in Korea, and has two floors of exhibitions about how important toilets are to the health of a society. Toilet-themed art is exhibited inside the museum and around on the grounds, much of which, including a giant golden pile of poop, make for great photo ops.
The toilet park, which officially opened on 4 July 2012, started life as the vision of Sim Jae-duck, known as Mr Toilet thanks to his efforts to improve the city toilets at the 2002 World Cup during his tenure as the mayor of Suwon City, South Korea, where the park is now located. He also helped found the World Toilet Association, which is dedicated to improving sanitation around the world.
In 2007, Sim constructed the world’s first toilet-shaped house in Suwon City, in which he lived until his death in 2009. After he passed away, the house was converted into a museum.
Mirror House North and Mirror House South are a pair of individually rental vacation homes, located just outside the town of Bolzano, in South Tyrol, Italy. The Mirror Houses were designed in 2015 by Peter Pichler Architecture, an architecture and design firm based in Northern Italy.
The houses present contemporary architecture with a black aluminium shell and mirrored glass on the West facade that catches the surrounding panorama while making the units almost invisible. The mirrored walls feature an anti-reflection film reducing UV rays and preventing birds’ collision. Both units are floating above the ground evoking lightness and symmetry. The interiors are minimalist and comfortable. The houses are furnished with modern and functional furniture. The living space opens towards the East with a big glass facade. Each house has a terrace offering impressive views of the surrounding Alpine landscape. The Mirror houses offer a unique chance to spend a beautiful vacation surrounded by the contemporary architecture of the highest standards and the most astonishing landscape.
Tell about some other unusual houses, will you? Leave your comment.
You made a fantastic project. It’s amazing how strange the houses can be. The crooked house surprised me by the architectural design and the way they made crooked walls, windows and crooked roof. I’m sure the the Bookshelf in Kansas City can attract more readers to attend the library thanks to its design. If I had a chance to stay in Hằng Nga guesthouse in Vietnam I would choose a tiger room. I would never live in a Mister Toilet house. Its too bizarre for me. I liked the Mirror Houses the most. They impressed me by the fact that they are floating above the ground. Thank you for the interesting information.
Hi Sofia, your post is very interesting and informative. I have never heard of such houses. The crooked house surprised me by the architectural design. The Crooked House has such an unusual shape! I also think it would be interesting to walk around the shops and see what they sell there. I would like to visit the Kansas City Library. It’s so appealing to see the interior of this building and also to see and read the books. I liked this building the most. The information about the other houses was also interesting, but I don’t feel excited as for visiting them.Thank you for the interesting message)
Hi Sofia, cool project ! The building wich surprised ne the most is the hotel in Vietnam. It’s amazing ! And it looks like a fairy tale house. I’d like to stay in a tiger room. In my opinion, the mirror houses are the most beautiful. I’d like to go shopping in the Crooked House.
Very cool presentation. The buildings you showed in it are amazing. I remember Crooked House the most because of its unusual shape. It looks like a building from a cartoon. I also liked the Hang Nga hotel, it felt like entering a fairy tale in a forest fairy’s house.